Monday, January 16, 2017

Beaver Lake Retreat Canoeing and Fishing

Beaver Lake Retreat Canoeing and Fishing



Summer 


just isn't summer


unless you get a chance


to play in the water


get a little wet


breathe the mountain air


take in the beauty 


and calm


of nature.


Maybe catch a fish or two.


or canoe across the lake,


Perhaps you prefer the beach scene.


It's all about getting away.


Taking time to relax


enjoying family.


escaping everyday responsibilities of life.


That's what Summer Vacation is all about.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Beaver Lake Retreat


Beaver Lake Retreat



Family get-togethers can be tough.


We all live in different places,


so when we all get together,


We never have a big enough place to hold all of us.


Rather than overwhelming one person


by trying to have everyone stay at one person's house,


This year we tried something different.


We rented the entire facility at Beaver Lake Retreat.


It was great.  The place was big enough.


We could all eat together,


hang out,


enjoy the hot tub, 


have a bonfire with s'mores,


watch the hummingbirds,


and still have a place 


for everyone to sleep at night


without kids sleeping 


across every feasible inch


of floor and couch space.


The adults could still stay up and chat. without fear of keeping the little ones up.


We all had a wonderful time.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ~ Outdoor Feeding Time with the Giraffes ~ Winter


Cheyene Mountain Zoo

Outdoor Feeding Time

with the Giraffes



One of the 


greatest things about zoos,


is the ever increasing 


opportunities for interacting with the animals.


Feeding time with the giraffes


is a popular activity 


designed specifically for  


such an interaction.


People of all ages


enjoy encounters 


of this variety.


It's a great way


to experience 


a gentler animal


up close


in an environment that safe for them


and the person.